Working as a full-time employee at a big company is the dream job of many people. You have a stable salary, good work compensations, many insurances covered, … It was one of my big goals in life too.
I used to daydreaming of the day I could wear high heels & formal office lady’s suite, walk gracefully with a proud face along the hall of one modern building. After half a year living 8 hours of my life every day on the 8th floor of a high building located at a busy street, wearing elegant and nice clothes, receiving a good salary at the end of each month, I came to realize that this is not how it is supposed to work for me.
I don’t feel happy at doing this job nor living this office life at all.
The decision to stop working for companies
I don’t anti my full-time job. It was my digital marketing role that helped me raise my little lovely boy and sustained the life of my family, since I’m the breadwinner. Finance was one of the hindrances that urge my responsibility to apply and strive for a higher marketing position.
However, when I think about it, I start to question myself: is there any other way I can earn money but actually HAPPY doing so?
I sat and thought about the most important things for me in my life. Turned out that it’s not about the salary I could earn.
It’s my baby boy, my family and the peace of mind within me, my mental and physical health. These are the real things that truly matter.
How did I prepare to leave my full-time employee job?
If you’re wondering how to start your life without having to work 9-to-5 at some office following other rules, you might want to know how I plan to leave.
Sorry, honestly I don’t have a plan yet. I’m so familiar with making plans (it’s my expertise after all =))) but I haven’t planned the next step yet. Except for the fact that I’m running some small freelancing writing jobs right now. And I feel CONTENT doing so.
Well, starting something you haven’t planned for is quite scary, but it’s exciting. Sure there will be lessons learned from that. I’ll write about the life of a freelancer (writer) here 🙂 That’s a promise (to myself).
*Originally written on my paper note yesterday night. Got it edited and published on 16th July 2018.